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midnight plumber

midnight plumber  n.— «Why would thieves—midnight plumbers as the police call them—tear out the floorboards, toilets, even the walls of the homes, all in search of copper tubing?» —“With the Price of Copper Up, the Plumbing Can Go...

macing

macing  n.— «Former Allegheny County Sheriff Pete DeFazio was following a western Pennsylvania political tradition when he coerced employees to contribute to his campaigns.…After all, this was the way they always did it around here:...

turtle back

turtle back  n.— «I have seen books labeled field guides that are too big or heavy to be comfortably carried on a hike. The guideline is that the book be less than 5 inches wide, 8 inches high and about 1 inch thick so it will fit in a...

Pennsyltucky

Pennsyltucky  n.— «Outside the city limits of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is a place some refer to as “Pennsyltucky.” It’s a place filled with farmers and blue-collar workers who like to drink beer, absolutely love their guns and listen to...

one-fingered peace sign

one-fingered peace sign  n.— «After Kimberly flashed the one-fingered peace sign at a fellow motorist last week, she was cited for disorderly conduct, found guilty by a district justice and fined $170.…Do you really think the...

ringer T

ringer T  n.— «Picture a T-shirt with trim around the collar—what the industry calls a ringer T—but the trim isn’t just done in a contrasting color. It’s cashmere.» —“American Eagle opens store aimed at older set” by Teresa...